For nearly 6 months, the Coronavirus pandemic has caused disruptions across nearly all industrial sectors, including the government contracting industry. As contractors have attempted to respond to challenges in providing support to government customers, meeting contract and staffing requirements, and adhering to contract terms and a constantly shifting landscape, Congress provided an additional avenue of relief to certain contractors dealing with COVID-19 related impacts. Section 3610 of the CARES Act provided assistance in connection with certain disruptions in contractor performance arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as the Government fiscal year draws to a close, many contractors are considering whether and when to submit potential Claims and REAs – including Claims and REAs triggered in part by COVID-19 related issues – and how best to position themselves to recover schedule and cost impacts triggered by COVID and non-COVID related causes.
In this webinar, Crowell & Moring attorneys with experience pursuing and resolving Claims and REAs will discuss key questions facing contractors right now:
- Common issues encountered by contractors who have experienced impacts from COVID and non-COVD related causes;
- How best to position Claims and REAs for successful resolution;
- Whether and how the end of the Government fiscal year might impact the Government’s approach to resolving Claims/REAs;
- Steps to take right now.